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Poster: patkelley Date: Apr 16, 2008 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Wish me luck

I just quit my job. I have no idea what the fuck I'm going to do, but I decided a little while back that I hated what I was doing. This move has been in the making since my potential marriage fell apart a wile back, as some of you may remember. Oh well, I just got licensed to practice in Pennsylvania as well, and I think I'm going to move back there.

Let's just hope that I didn't screw up my life.

On the upside, I should have a lot more free time to hang out on here during the day.

Please wish me good luck, because I think I'm going to need it.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 16, 2008 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

Hey PK!! Positive vibes heading your way my friend. This could be the beginning of something really positive and/or more fulfilling in your life. You never know

I'll send a prayer or three your way

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Poster: JodyC Date: Apr 17, 2008 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

You did the right thing. Life is too short to be stuck in something you can actually change. You'll never have to wonder what it would have been like to quit, know you can take it by the tail and run with it. I'll take the unknown with a chance of happiness over the known unhappiness every time. Its not always about the money, you learn to have more fun with less funds when try. Enjoy yourself!!

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Poster: srtg83 Date: Apr 16, 2008 10:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

Good Luck to you PK. Bluedevil is right. Do not just leave the law, run without looking back. I just got home from the office and it is 1:37 in the morning and I am looking at another packed day tomorrow. Balance is an elusive thing. Maybe this why I keep coming back to this site...to remind me of care-free times.

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Poster: Nothing Special Date: Apr 17, 2008 4:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

Might just do the same thing myself! Good luck.

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Poster: Uncle Kryss Date: Apr 17, 2008 11:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

Think Twice bro ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x3TMBeX-ws&;feature=related

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Poster: BobsShortShorts Date: Apr 16, 2008 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

Twenty years ago I did the same thing....marriage crapped out,hated where I was working,and where I lived.....so I quit...It was a crazy idea but it all worked out.I found something to do i enjoyed and made tons of cash....retired at 44 and do what I want when I want.....Keep pushing and I hope it works out for you....if a fool like me was able to work things out,the sky is the limit for you.....

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Poster: patkelley Date: Apr 16, 2008 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

Thanks Bob- That's the kind of story I need to hear more of.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 16, 2008 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

If I did not have a relatively dysfunctional family depending on me week to week I'd quit my job in a heartbeat. So I think you are doing the right thing, life is too short to put up with a job you don't like.

And since your already a lawyer how much worse can it get? Sounds like the only direction you can go now is up.

Well, good luck and I look forward to all your future insightful GD posts - you have no excuses now.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 16, 2008 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

That's the spirit; glad I have always had a job I love...big part of things working out (lots of other things "haven't" but that's life, right?).

Good luck on the big adventure; always enjoy having you around here, so that's good too.

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Poster: buscameby Date: Apr 16, 2008 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

PK,

Good luck! I made the same decision two months ago and I had only given notice when something better came along!

I really like my new place and its a much more comfortable situation, a lil less money initially but should work out in the long run.

We can't let others make our decisions for us or rule our ability to be happy.

Keep a posotive additude and LIFE will bring you what you need.

COOL RUNNINGS! Peace be da journey!

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Apr 16, 2008 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

PK ... the best of luck with your move back East and your future endeavors; leave all the crap behind you, get a new perspective, new friends, new everything, and it's sure to be good all around; keep us posted!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 16, 2008 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

Pat - I wish you all the luck you need, but it's my belief that your own positive efforts and confidence in yourself will make luck a pretty unnecessary factor in assuring your future success and happiness.

I'm feeling at a crisis point myself right now and rather wishing that I actually had a job I could quit. Things can't stay as they are - and seeing you and Dire make changes in your lives encourages me to try to do the same in mine.

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Poster: lastcall Date: Apr 16, 2008 11:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

just say no to guns and religion. go with instinct and never second guess yourself. things find their way. "a rolling stone gathers no moss" peace

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 16, 2008 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

I guess you won't attend my local NRA Bible Study class this evening?

PK, if you can, leave the law. Wish that I could, but until lotto pays and the kid gets a job, I'm sitting here doing this.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 16, 2008 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

"Wish that I could, but until lotto pays and the kid gets a job, I'm sitting here doing this. "


wow!! being an asshole must pay pretty well

;-P

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 16, 2008 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

well, i tried being a nice guy and worked in secondary education and the non-profit sector up until about a decade ago, at which time I learned to fully embrace the fact that I'm an asshole, thus what choice did I have but to become the biggest asshole I could be -which neccessitated obtaining a law degree and sitting for the bar - as opposed to merely sitting at the bar

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 16, 2008 12:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

excellently erudited explaination

:)

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Poster: patkelley Date: Apr 16, 2008 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

Hi bd- I don't think it's the law in general, because I really like being a lawyer. I think that corporate tax law sucks. I think I hated the people I work for and with. I think that 1935.5 billable hours last year took a lot out of me. I think that I might be a little depressed about things in general.

Maybe if I get into a new line of practice that would help. I'm not really qualified to do anything other than lawyering, unfortunately, or I might consider it.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 16, 2008 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

I hear you - the billable hour crunch is a bear. What, you didn't make 2000!? Why the fuck not....

Sounds like you're making a good move to get out now as that kind of pressure will just continue to suck the life out of you (spoken as someone who worked for Squire, Sanders in Cleveland, albeit as a summer associate)

I'm lucky in that I live in a beautiful place (but outrageously expensive for housing) and my firm truly is a "lifestyle" firm in that people have families and expect you to spend time with your kids. I like most aspects of being a lawyer, but if I hit the lotto, then I'll just lawyer for myself and a few select clients, as opposed to at the beck and call of the my higher-ups....and float you a loan for your next venture.

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Poster: patkelley Date: Apr 17, 2008 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

I work in Cleveland now bluedevil. Did you go to law school there (here)?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 17, 2008 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

I know - that's why I mentioned Squires. No, I went to law school where my name above is the school mascot (a school that is not known in recent years for excellence on the gridiron - and some might say hardwood). I went with Squires because they were one of the first firms in Prague and my wife is from there and I lived there for many years so I thought it might be a good way to move back. Didn't work out that way.

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Poster: lastcall Date: Apr 16, 2008 12:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

can't make the meeting this time, but let me know if Obama makes it on time.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 16, 2008 1:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

was that the guy out front asking for change? I tithe inside, not on the street...

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Poster: wineland Date: Apr 16, 2008 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

I once heard some fat guy sing, "Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right." Maybe this is the beginning of a newly lit path. Best of luck in your future endeavors.

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 16, 2008 5:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

In 2000 my wife and I left over 100K in salaries on the table for one $12/hour job here in Chico. Best descision I've ever made. It was the most treacherous descision of my life too.......

All this shit happens for a reason. Point yer face to the wind and go.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Apr 16, 2008 2:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

PK, we don't really "know" each other, but I wish you luck. I'm just a little jealous that you had "the stones" to go for it. Wish I did, but I'd have to find them in the bottom of the wife's purse.

Positive thoughts, good vibes and prayers your way, my brother.

This post was modified by user unknown on 2008-04-16 21:55:42

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 16, 2008 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

"but I'd have to find them in the bottom of the wife's purse."

Great one!

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 17, 2008 9:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

Boy I'll say

What a reality check!!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 16, 2008 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

"On the upside, I should have a lot more free time to hang out on here during the day."

That is considered an upside? Dude, your bar is obviously set so low I am very confident that whatever life tosses at you next, it will be a positive.

Seriously, good luck and keep us posted. That type of change certainly worked for me when I packed up and came out West with no job prospects. Best decision I ever made, no doubt.


This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2008-04-16 18:39:51

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Apr 16, 2008 8:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

Hey PK, sorry i saw this post late.
Best of luck to you brother. I made a career change at the
age of 42. Burned every penny that i had saved. Now 4 years later things are looking up. You have to hit the bottom before
you can start to climb back up. Sounds like your ready to start climbing. Please keep us posted and you will be missed around here untill you get resettled back in PA.

Round,Round Robin Run around
Gotta to get back to where you belong
Little bit harder, just alittle bit more
Little bit further then you've gone before.

You know the rest. Hang in thier Bro.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 17, 2008 8:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

Perfect, ABSOLUTELY perfect lyrics for this moment, WR! Isn't a big part of the beauty of our obsession with this band the fact that you can always find some words to fit most any setting?

Cool.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 17, 2008 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

Isn't the trick to know where you belong before you can get back there? Or are you supposed to recognise it when you arrive?

In the end there's just a song
comes crying like the wind
through all the broken dreams
and vanished years



damn. sorry.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 17, 2008 8:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look Homeward, Angel

You can never go home again.

But of course, thinking about where you belong, striving to get there, the "journey" as we New Age Californians call it, is probably more important than actually arriving. Especially because so often find out in the end it ain't the place you imagined it would be...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 17, 2008 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look Homeward, Angel

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.

T.S. Eliot



There were days
and there were days
and there were days I know
when all we ever wanted
was to learn and love and grow
Once we grew into our shoes
we told them where to go
walked halfway around the world
on promise of the glow
stood upon a mountain top
walked barefoot in the snow
gave the best we had to give
how much we'll never know we'll never know

Robert Hunter

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 17, 2008 10:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look Homeward, Angel

"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time."

talk about a coinkidink - just read those lines this morning on a recovery website. i just love the Four Quartets - one on the greatest poems of the past century.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 17, 2008 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look Homeward, Angel

Hey brother Wolf. How's it going, friend? One day at a time I imagine. This is a good place to be - you'll find a lot of support here. Been thinking of you, Don and wish you the very best.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 17, 2008 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look Homeward, Angel

hey my good friend

it is going ok - 40 days sober, albeit most of those were spent in rehab. but still, physically feeling great - the mental and spiritual I still need to work on.

i hope you and yours are doing good - been thinking about you as well and hoping that everything remains falling into place rather than apart.

"(our) vision will become clear only when (we) look into our heart.... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 17, 2008 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look Homeward, Angel

what steve miller song are you quoting?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 17, 2008 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look Homeward, Angel

lmao!!!!!

i'm just feeling very "Jung" at heart

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 17, 2008 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look Homeward, Angel

Jung, just Jung at heart
It's not Philly
And so silly
But gotta be smart
To stay Jung at heart

When I go fart
It makes me Jung at heart
When I sing Kant
I just know I shant
Stay Jung at heart

--S Miller, I think...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 17, 2008 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look Homeward, Angel

oh



my




god



(methinks you are in need of therapy my brother)


;)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 17, 2008 12:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look Homeward, Angel

That's gotta be true!

Assume you saw the Hot Chili lyrics in the Miller bashing thread, otherwise, it just looks like more of my lame "poetry" (ahem)...For Steve, though, it's a hit!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 17, 2008 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look Homeward, Angel

I had no choice:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_WRFJwGsbY

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 17, 2008 10:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look Homeward, Angel

Damn, you're just toying with me (whoops...watch out for a patented SDH hijack over that line).

You're just too good at this. We New Age Californians got nothing you literary minded Brits, or Scots for that matter. I guess we're just too young, too New Age or just plain too stupid.

Good ones, Rob, good ones.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 17, 2008 10:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look Homeward, Angel

Not toying with you in the least, old friend. Just know that you have an eye (ear?) for a good set of words and would appreciate these. Aren't we lucky that there are those who can frame so well the inarticulate speech of the heart - as Van Morrison called it?

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Apr 16, 2008 11:35am
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Good luck Pat. What part of PA are you going to move to and what kind of law do you practice or are planning to practice?

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Poster: patkelley Date: Apr 16, 2008 12:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish me luck

I grew up in Erie and I've actually started to make plans to go back there. Thanks for your encouragement.

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Poster: Mickey Free Date: Apr 16, 2008 6:13pm
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Maybe Redondo Beach has a G&T and a warm bed for you.

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Apr 16, 2008 2:15pm
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"Fate follows in your footsteps. So have faith in your path and live life with a sense of wonderment"